Returning to the unanswered questions of "The Hiram Key", best-selling author Robert Lomas, uses newly available information to uncover the roles of Viking Pirate kings, Pretenders to the Crown of Scotland, Custodians of Holy Relics and Political Opportunists to reveal an unexpected story. His quest takes him back to the beginnings of civilization to reveal a startling legacy of religious symbolism and belief which has its roots in the beginnings of a religion of farming, which he reconstructs using computer simulation to explain the latest archo-genetic findings. On Saturday 13th Oct 2007 it was seven hundred years to the day since the Knights Templar were struck down in a secret dawn raid by the King of France. Their assets were seized, their members were arrested and they were accused of heresy. So began one of the most mysterious and tenacious conspiracy questions of history.
Robert Lomas is a British writer, Business studies academic and amateur historian. He is a best-selling author on the subject of the history of Freemasonry. His books relating to Freemasonry include The Hiram Key and its sequels: The Second Messiah and The Book of Hiram (co-authored with Christopher Knight), and Turning The Hiram Key: Making Darkness Visible (authored alone). Turning the Solomon Key.